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Chapin's Restaurant

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85 Taunton Ave, Dennis, MA 02638-1721
+1 508-385-7000
11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Dennis, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Once open year round this north side Restaurant Bar was a gathering point for many locals and seasonal tourists. Weekends still have bands and the food is average, but pricey. The bar area is excellent but bartenders are often moody. There is an outdoor eating are which is excellent on a warm night. I hope they rethink their strategy and... More 

Thank DavidBeachlover
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Service is always great, staff is knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. The food presentation is fabulous and delicious always!!! The outside bar and deck is a great way to end a perfect beach day or start a great evening. All around a perfect place on Cape Cod!!!

Thank Liz G
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Good food, nice atmosphere! May be crowded at times - afternoon is a good time to go. Decorated in a beachy décor.

Thank nyssamom
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

I first visited Chapin's in the mid 1960's when I worked summers on Cape Cod. Back then Chapin's was one of The local hangouts in Dennis where one would go for a bucket of fresh dug steamed clams, bowl of clam chowder, and a good drink. Over the years Chapin's has grown tremendously but the high level of quality food... More 

Thank canalrat50
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Went there to watch football and they have a very lame beer selection. No craft beers?!?! This isn't 2005, how about an IPA, pale ale, or porter with some flavor that's not Bud or Coors light. Planks Tavern always has at least 3-4 craft beer options and the food and atmosphere is better.

Thank cmac1351
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

As a very frequent paying guest at Chapin's Restaurant, I was treated very badly. Food was terrible. Lady bartender was in a bad mood, and snapped at me.

Thank big52
Elgin, Illinois
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

By observing dished delivered to nearby tables, we realized that we needed to share a dinner. Since there were six of us we till got to enjoy a variety of wonderful selections.

Thank kraymax
Alpharetta, Georgia
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

I guess I have some emotional feelings for land that Chapins sits on...its where the old Joe Macs use to be. It was a staple of my childhood. BUT, Chapin's has filled that void. Bright airy sitting area, very inviting, with nice outside sitting area as well. I was there with my wife. We booth shared the Lobster Mac and... More 

Thank Fuscoooo
Gloversville, New York
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We went with a party of 9. The waitress was excellent. The chowder was great. The rest of the food was not. My sons cheeseburger was a hockey puck- he ate one bite. My salmon burger was dry and plain- I had to ask for the sauce that was supposed to come with it. The rest of the food was... More 

Thank KKiff
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Casual attire, valet parking only.. The lobster roll was delicious but pricey. We went with 2 small children and it was fine

Thank jmestyle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Taunton Ave, Dennis, MA 02638-1721
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Dennis
  • Phone Number: +1 508-385-7000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?